Radical American Right-Wing Groups
Radical American right-wing groups are one of the groups within one political spectrum which step outside any settled boundaries of the already existing electoral politics. The brightest representatives of these groups are numerous revolutionary Right, neo-fascists, militant racial supremacists, and several religious extremists. The major point concerning radical rights in America is that lots of historians and researchers call them to hate groups, which prefer to demonstrate their physical aggression. Their general target is different racial or religious minorities who are not satisfied with this or that situation and do not have enough powers to resist.
These groups aim to solve a group of issues or just a single issue from different spheres of life and present enough reasons why they are for or against the chosen problem. For example, far rights can demonstrate their opposition to immigration (ethical perspective) and admit that such frequent immigration creates certain difficulties for natives and deprive them of an opportunity to use their potential to its full extent.
From a purely religious perspective, it is quite possible to create a kind of opposition to abortions and underline the fact that it is unnatural to end someone’s life without giving them a chance to develop. These extremists also target black people, as they consider these minorities as mud people who have no rights. (Marks & Caso, 1996) Anti-governmental ideology, the use of firearms, and Anti-Semitism – this is what characterizes radical right-wing groups and should be taken into consideration.
Differences in Ethnic and Religious Terrorism of Left/Right Wing
The representatives of right-wing extremists usually choose racial or ethnic issues as a major part of their ideology. The representatives of the left-wing try to promote changes within a social sphere and focus on wealth and even privilege distribution.
So, the major difference between Left and Right Wings in the religious or ethnic sphere is the Left’s desire to create social democracy and develop some forms of liberalism, and the Right’s desire to use the ideas of fascism and conservatism in order to create social hierarchies within church and army. Latin America is one of the brightest examples, where the struggle between the Left and Right influences the development of the country and its relations with other nations considerably. (Toole, 2007) One such case is when the right-wing group tried to represent Chavez as a terrible terrorist and dictator who led Venezuela to such destabilization. After that case, the relations of any nation with Venezuela’s leader were not as sound as could be, and the right-wing’s influence was quite recognizable.
Terrorist Organizations which Attract Female Members
It is not that easy to say for sure which groups attract women’s attention more. Some researchers prove that left-wing terrorism attracts women, who are really interested in liberty, the ability to make decisions, and become leaders. However, right-wing groups can also attract women’s followers and all those women who choose violence as one of the most effective means to prove something. When we talk about racial terrorism, we cannot but remember such groups as Ku Klux Klan, White supremacists, and Neo-Nazis. Women’s involvement in racial terrorism was closely connected to the ways in which the nature of enemies was defined. (Bless, 2008)
At the beginning of the 20th century, the vast majority of women were involved in numerous racial terroristic acts, and it was difficult to underline women’s roles because the number of actions was really impressive, and reliable sources are still not found. Such groups like the Ku Klux Klan are one of the first terroristic groups which attract women. The Women of the Ku Klux Klan participated in many actions in order to demonstrate their desire and abilities to prove and help people to be just, and what they do really deserve attention.
Bless, K. M. (2008). Women and Organized Racial Terrorism in the United States. From Terrorism in Perspective by Mahan, S. & Griest, P. L. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. p. 271-281.
Marks, K. & Caso, A. (1996). Faces of Right Wing Extremism. Branded Books.
Toole, G. (2007). Politics Latin America. Pearson Education.